The MLB playoffs are right around the corner, meaning teams must be as healthy as possible to compete for the World Series. That's why New York Mets fans have been concerned for the last few days when outfielder Brandon Nimmo exited Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a quad injury.
Fortunately, the Mets received a great update regarding Nimmo's injury on Thursday. The MRI results on his quad came back "clean," meaning the 29-year-old is considered day-to-day going forward.
Brandon Nimmo Injury Update
The consensus is that Nimmo tweaked his quad while stealing second base during the first inning of Wednesday's contest. Now that the Mets know the situation isn't serious, he can take the next few days to recover before joining the club for the campaign's final stretch.
Nimmo has managed to avoid injury for the majority of the 2022 season, suiting up in 142 of New York's 151 games thus far. The Cheyenne, WY native leads his club with 67 walks, also recording 14 home runs and 56 RBIs while slashing .264/.360/.418 in 545 at-bats.
Mark Canha has replaced Nimmo at center field in the past, which will likely be the case again until the latter returns. Canha has mashed 12 HRs with 56 RBIs in 129 games this season while also owning a .995 fielding percentage in 1,388.2 career innings in the middle of the outfield.
Mets vs Athletics (Sept. 23)
We'll see how the Nimmo-less Mets perform when they begin a three-game road series with the Oakland Athletics on Friday. Things look promising for New York ahead of the 9:40 p.m. ET tilt, listed as the -240 moneyline favorite over Oakland on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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